20 Bathroom Accessories That'll Turn Your Space into a Spa-Like Retreat

These wedding registry essentials can totally makeover your bathroom

Updated 03/07/19

Photo by Lesley Unruh

If you’re still using those mismatched, threadbare towels from your dorm-room days, it’s a sign you need an #upgrade—and fast. Time to add some chic bathroom accessories to your wedding registry!

“The bathroom is an area to splurge on, just for yourself and your partner,” says New York City–based designer Young Huh. But there’s no need to do a total renovation to make the space warm and welcoming. Adding new towels and glam storage touches will keep things orderly and lift your spirits daily. “Register for towels and accessories that reflect your joint aesthetic, whether it’s traditional monogrammed linens or modern, organic pieces,” suggests Huh.

The trick is to make your space appealing to the senses. Keep the vibe clean and calm, and then let textures, soft colors, and heavenly scents take it up a notch. We’re talking bathroom accessories like soft linens, glossy decanters, and fragrant room sprays or scented candles. When it comes to towels, super absorbent cotton is the name of the game. Look for Egyptian, Turkish, or pima varieties, which tend to be teddy-bear plush. “You’ll want to register for at least six sets (two in use, two in the laundry, two stored away for guests),” notes Huh. Stow toothpaste, vitamins, and ugly plastic jars in the cabinet; keep prettier containers on the countertop. Baskets or a touch of green in a potted plant or a vase add to the ahhh-I’m-at-a-spa feel.

Below, check out the spa-like bathroom accessories that are wedding registry essentials!

This story originally appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Brides, on sale beginning February 26

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Gold Vanity Tray

Courtesy of The Container Store

Corral small bottles of perfume and creams on your counter with this petite tray.

SHOP NOW: The Container Store, $9.99

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Open Weave Baskets

Courtesy of West Elm

Handwoven with water hyacinth fibers, these baskets are perfect for stashing rolls of fresh towels for guests.

SHOP NOW: West Elm, starting at $19

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Coyuchi Organic Cloud Loom Towels

Courtesy of Coyuchi

Lofty, organic Turkish cotton makes these towels feel extra plush and inviting.

SHOP NOW: Coyuchi, starting at $18

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Aedes de Venustas Room Spray

Courtesy of Aedes de Venustas

With notes of musk and Japanese incense, this room spray will make your bathroom feel like a retreat from the world.

SHOP NOW: Aedes de Venustas, $70

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Kassatex Pietra Collection

Courtesy of Zola

Crafted from Calacatta marble with rose gold accents, these modern containers are sure to make your stash of soaps and supplies infinitely more chic.

SHOP NOW: Zola, starting at $27.99

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Urban Outfitters Belle Bathroom Bench

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

With a minimalist design and bamboo construction, this bench-turned-storage area gives off a spa-like vibe.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $89

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Serena and Lily Healdsburg Bath Mat

Courtesy of Serena and Lily

These super-soft Turkish cotton mats are handwoven and come in a range of muted, pastel hues.

SHOP NOW: Serena and Lily, starting at $88

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Anthropologie Brigitte Towel Rod

Courtesy of Anthropologie

You can't go wrong with modern gold accents in your bathroom space. These metallic towel rods will also make good use of your wall space, helping you to organize towels and accessories.

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $78

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Diptyque Scented Candle

Courtesy of Nordstrom

There's nothing more welcoming to guests (or yourself on a self-care bath night) than a luxuriously scented candle. The aroma of figs brings back the scent of summer, no matter what the season may be.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $65

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Riley Home Spa towel

Courtesy of Riley Home

These plush, generous towels are crafted in Portugal with Egyptian cotton. Stock up on one of their sets, which includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths.

SHOP NOW: Riley Home, starting at $19

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Parachute Home Turkish Shower Curtain

Courtesy of Parachute Home

Hand-knotted fringe and natural fibers add a boho touch to this hammam-inspired curtain.

SHOP NOW: Parachute Home, $89

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Classic Bathrobe

Courtesy of Parachute Home

A pair of plush robes will make you feel like you're staying in a fancy hotel every time you step into the bathroom.

SHOP NOW: Parachute Home, $99

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Morihata International Cotton Japanese Towels

Courtesy of Food 52

Add a little pattern or extra texture to your hand towels. It will add a nice pop of color and brightness to your space.

SHOP NOW: Food 52, starting at $26

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Alibaba Laundry Hamper

Courtesy of The White Company

If you have space in your bathroom, a lidded hamper is a perfect addition for keeping dirty towels at bay. This one is woven of seagrass and features a removable liner that turns into a bag to transport linens to the laundry.

SHOP NOW: The White Company, $240

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Gold Wire Antonia Rolling Cart

Courtesy of World Market

Short on storage closet space? Use these three handy shelves (on wheels!) to put extra toiletries and hair tools.

SHOP NOW: World Market, $99.99

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Harlow Toilet Paper Holder

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

The modern lines and simple construction of this sleek toilet paper holder will add an instant (and affordable) upgrade to your space.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $14

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Darby Home Co. Round Accent Mirror

Courtesy of Wayfair

One of the fastest ways to make a bathroom feel more elevated is to bring in a statement mirror. Even if you already have a standard one above your sink, it doesn't hurt to have another for quick touch-ups. Added bonus: it will make the space feel larger and brighter.

SHOP NOW: Wayfair, was $165, now $129.99

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Blomus Menoto Stainless Steel Towel Rack

Courtesy of Y Living

A structured towel rack (we love this modern version!) allows for multiple towels to be hung up at once.

SHOP NOW: Y Living, $202.49

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Menu Toilet Brush

Courtesy of Amazon

Even the most utilitarian of bathroom items can be transformed with modern design and simple materials, like this Danish-designed toilet brush that tucks easily into a corner.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $99.95

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Lateral Teak Natural Bath Mat

Courtesy of CB2

Teak is a moisture-resistant wood, which makes it the perfect addition to your wedding registry and your bathroom.

SHOP NOW: CB2, $49.95

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